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HRC Statement on Donald Trump 'Joking' About Pence Wanting to Kill LGBTQ People

Today, the Human Rights Campaign responded to a report that Donald Trump “joked” about Mike Pence wanting to hang LGBTQ people. HRC President Chad Griffin said of the New Yorker anecdote, "It's disturbing and sickening that Donald Trump would 'joke' about Mike Pence wanting to 'hang them ...

Welcoming Schools Recommended Books for Bullying Prevention

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant At Welcoming Schools, we believe that books can not only provide students with mirrors of their own lives and windows into those of others, but can be used as teaching tools to build empathy and encourage ally behavior. This National ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 16, 2017

DEFINITION OF HYPOCRISY -- AFTER LAUNCHING UNPRECEDENTED ATTACKS ON LGBTQ PEOPLE, AG SESSIONS SEEKS CREDIT FOR ATTENTION TO IOWA HATE CRIME: “One week after Jeff Sessions changed Department of Justice policy by refusing to protect transgender people under Title VII and launched a sweeping ...

HRC Statement on Jeff Sessions' Credit-Seeking One Week After Launching a License to Discriminate

Today, the Human Rights Campaign , the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization, issued a statement in response to reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking credit for directing a Department of Justice lawyer to help prosecute a hate ...

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris to Speak, Actress Uzo Aduba to be Honored at 21st HRC National Dinner

Today, HRC announced that U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris will speak and two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Uzo Aduba will be honored at the 21st annual HRC National Dinner on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center. “Senator Kamala Harris is a champion of equality who ...

Global LGBTQ Activists You Need to Know About

In honor of LGBTQ History Month, HRC is releasing a series of blog posts that pay homage to the diversity and breadth of our community. Today, we are recognizing our international partners and fellow LGBTQ advocates from across the world. Their strength and courage to fight for LGBTQ rights, ...

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced To Protect Transgender Service Members

Today, HRC praised the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to protect currently-serving transgender service members from being discharged due to President Trump’s transgender military ban. The legislation was introduced by Representatives Jackie Speier , ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 13, 2017

TRUMP-PENCE COZIES UP WITH ANTI-LGBTQ EXTREMISTS AT HATE GROUP EVENT: Today, Donald Trump will become the first sitting U.S. president to speak at the Values Voters Summit, an annual gathering in Washington, D.C., of the nation’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ politicians, candidates and activists. ...

HRC Applauds New Bill to Codify Title IX Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors

Earlier today, HRC staff joined members of congress and allies on the Hill to condemn Secretary DeVos’ rescission of key Title IX protections for sexual assault survivors and to unveil a new bill, the Title IX Protection Act, to defend these protections. Rep. Jackie Speier , the lead sponsor ...

Trump-Pence To Cozy Up With Anti-LGBTQ Extremists at Hate Group Event

On Friday, Donald Trump will become the first sitting U.S. president to speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering in Washington, D.C., of the nation’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ politicians, candidates and activists. Trump, who last year addressed the group as a candidate, will again ...

76 Major Companies Sign Brief Supporting Lesbian Worker in Supreme Court Case

Trump-Pence To Cozy Up With Anti-LGBTQ Extremists at Hate Group Event

On Friday, Donald Trump will become the first sitting U.S. president to speak at the Values Voters Summit, an annual gathering in Washington, D.C., of the nation’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ politicians, candidates and activists. Trump, who last year addressed the group as a candidate, will again ...

HRC observa el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el sida y VIH en la comunidad Latinx

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades emitieron recientemente una declaración confirmando que las personas con VIH que siguen diariamente el tratamiento antirretroviral y mantienen una carga viral indetectable no tienen ningún riesgo de transmitir VIH a sus parejas. Sin ...

HRC Recognizes National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Post submitted by Peter Cruz, Associate Director of the HIV and Health Equity Program The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a statement confirming that HIV-positive individuals who take antiretroviral therapy daily as prescribed and maintain an undetectable viral load have ...

HRC Endorses Doug Jones for U.S. Senate

Today, HRC announced its endorsement of Doug Jones for U.S. Senator from Alabama. Jones is running against the notoriously anti-LGBTQ Roy Moore in a December 12 special election to replace now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Doug Jones is the only candidate in this race who will look out for all ...

Welcoming Schools Training Module: Preventing Bias-Based Bullying

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant While teachers need professional development in order to effectively address and prevent bullying, they also require specific training on harassment based upon race, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, religion ...

Preservando la historia LGBTQ latinx

Por Milagros Chirinos, Directora de Prensa Bilingüe-Español de HRC José Gutiérrez ha dedicado la mayor parte de su vida a la defensa de derechos LGBTQ y de personas que viven con sida y VIH. Su carrera como voluntario de ambas comunidades empezó en Atlanta, ciudad a la que emigró desde México en los ...

Keeping Latinx LGBTQ History Alive

Post submitted by Milagros Chirinos, HRC Bilingual Media Manager-Spanish José Gutiérrez has been working as an LGBTQ rights and AIDS activist for nearly his entire adult life. His volunteer career helping LGBTQ people living with HIV and AIDS began in Atlanta, where he moved from Mexico in the ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 12, 2017

HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN AT TOKYO CONFERENCE -- “KEEPING EMPLOYEES IN THE CLOSET HAS HIGH COSTS FOR BUSINESS”: “At HRC, we conducted a comprehensive survey of American employers and employees. And we found that keeping employees in the closet has high costs for businesses. More ...

National Coming Out Day 2017 Highlights

HRC President Chad Griffin Keynotes Work with Pride Summit in Tokyo, Japan

Today, HRC President Chad Griffin delivered the keynote address at the 5th annual Work with Pride summit in Tokyo, Japan. Addressing a crowd of over 500 LGBTQ advocates from multinationals and Japanese companies, he emphasized the power of the private sector to champion equality. “LGBTQ ...

HRC Endorses Jenny Durkan for Mayor of Seattle

HRC announced its endorsement of Jenny Durkan in the race for mayor of Seattle, Washington. HRC estimates approximately 389,000 of Seattle’s 512,000 registered voters are “equality voters” — meaning they are strong supporters of LGBTQ equality. “Jenny Durkan is a proven ...

HRC celebra el Día Nacional para Salir del Clóset' con recursos en español para la comunidad latinx

Cada año en el “Día Nacional para Salir del Clóset” celebramos las identidades de la comunidad LGBTQ y a las personas aliadas. Este año, HRC conmemora el 29 aniversario de este importante día con el lanzamiento de las Guías de para Salir del Clóset y un centro de recursos en español. ...

HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day' with Spanish-Language Resources for the Latinx Community

Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate the identities of LGBTQ people and allies. This year, HRC observes the 29th annual National Coming Out Day with the launch of coming out guides and a Spanish-language resource hub. These resources are designed to assist the coming out process for ...

Seventy-Six Companies Sign Brief Supporting Lesbian Worker in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital

Today, HRC announced a “friend of the court” brief signed by 76 major U.S. companies supporting Jameka Evans, Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, in her efforts to ask the Supreme Court of the United States to hear her case. Evans was was harassed in the workplace and fired from her job ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 11, 2017

HAPPY NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY: Today, the HRC Foundation is celebrating the 29th annual National Coming Out Day with the release of a powerful new video highlighting the inspiring coming out stories of 15 prominent celebrities and activists -- including actress Sara Ramirez, Jay-Z’s mom Gloria ...

An Important Day to Be Visible

"Your silence will not protect you." Nearly 40 years after Audre Lorde wrote these words, they still ring true … especially today. Equality doesn’t have a fighting chance if we stay in the closet! Yet coming out is a process. It took me a long time to come out publicly … but I ...

Living Openly: Coming Out Guides and Resources

As we celebrate National Coming Out Day on October 11, HRC recognizes the many challenges and opportunities that living openly offers to each of us. The process of coming out and bravely living your truth covers the full spectrum of human emotion – from paralyzing fear to unbounded euphoria. ...

HRC celebra el Día Nacional para Salir del Clóset

Hoy, la Fundación de la Campaña de Derechos Humanos, el brazo educativo de la organización de derechos civiles de personas lesbianas, gais, bisexuales, transgénero y queer más grande de la nación, celebra el 29 aniversario del “Día Nacional para Salir del Clóset” con el lanzamiento de un ...

HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day With Video Highlighting Celebrities Sharing Stories

Post submitted by Madeleine Roberts, HRC Communications Assistant Today HRC is celebrating the 29th annual National Coming Out Day with the release of a powerful new video highlighting the inspiring coming out stories of fifteen prominent celebrities and activists -- including actress Sara Ramirez, ...

Five Pieces of Advice for Coming Out as Bi, Pan, Queer or Fluid

Post submitted by HRC Staff Ahead of National Coming Out Day, HRC's Bisexual, Pan, Queer and Fluid Employee Resource Group offers these important issues to consider when you come out. The advice is based on their experiences. The bisexual, pansexual, queer and fluid community includes people who are ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 10, 2017

TRUMP-PENCE ADMINISTRATION UNLEASHES UNPRECEDENTED ANTI-LGBTQ #LicenseToDiscrimination: HRC strongly condemns the Trump-Pence administration’s decision to carry out a sweeping “license to discriminate” that puts millions of LGBTQ Americans at risk of discrimination. “The ...

Welcoming Schools Kicks Off Bullying Prevention Month

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant It’s October, and for schools, communities and youth-serving organizations across the country, that means Bullying Prevention Month. Originally created in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, the goal of the ...

Governor Brown Signs Bill Updating California's HIV Laws

Today, HRC praised California Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law Senate Bill 239 — a measure that modernizes several provisions of California’s criminal code targeting people living with HIV. “This important measure modernizes California’s HIV laws in response to clear ...

BREAKING: Trump-Pence Administration Unleashes Sweeping Anti-LGBTQ #LicenseToDiscriminate

Today, HRC strongly condemned the Trump-Pence administration’s decision to carry out a sweeping “license to discriminate” that puts millions of LGBTQ Americans at risk of discrimination, as well as release a new regulation that could deny millions of Americans access to critical ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 6, 2017

SHOCKING ORDER FROM NATION’S TOP LAWYER -- DON’T PROTECT TRANSGENDER WORKERS FROM DISCRIMINATION: At the direction of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice issued a memo to government lawyers rescinding Obama Administration guidance that discrimination ...

Singing in the Face of Fear

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus  and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir are raising their voices for empowerment, acceptance and harmony this coming week as they head to the Deep South on their first-ever Lavender Pen Tour. Through community outreach activities and nightly concerts, they hope to ...

HRC Mississippi Facilitates Workshop

HRC Mississippi staff was honored to join the Goldring Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life for a Talk About the Problems workshop. HRC Mississippi’s Rob Hill and Daniel Ball facilitated a workshop on mediating and alleviating LGBTQ discrepancies in educational settings to a group of ...